Okay, you’re going to have to cut us some slack here, and trust us. In small-town Texas, the best things do not always come in the prettiest packages so just hear us out about this great stop!
First of all, we’re going to assume that you packed the ice chest with picnic supplies for the day, and your kids are going to love that. However, if you like fried pies and can afford them, the Fried Pie Shoppe in Glen Rose, Texas makes some of the best homemade fried pies that I have ever tasted. The fruit ones are great, and the chocolate is unbelievably wonderful! You can also get delicious meat and sugar-free pies.
These would make a great dessert or snack sometime during the day, but purchased individually they are about $2.00 each. They are very large and unless your are traveling with big eaters, can be divided in half. I have to apologize for my photography on these since it just does not show the pies to their advantage.
From Granbury, you will arrive in Glen Rose at the intersection of Highway 144/67. If you decide to make this stop, when you come to the light at the intersection, go through the light (across 67) and pull into the Travel Plaza on your immediate right. You will find the pie shop inside.